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Guinness Draught - Guinness Ltd.

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BA SCORE
79
okay

5,220 Ratings
THE BROS
65
poor

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Ratings: 5,220
Reviews: 1,959
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 20.11%
Wants: 30
Gots: 350 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Guinness Ltd. visit their website
Ireland

Style | ABV
Irish Dry Stout |  4.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-02-2001)
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RyanLaCount03

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +43.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Appearance- Dark brown to black appearance when poured into a glass.

Smell- Light hints of chocolate or coffee much like any stout.

Taste- Very bold flavor that is not too overpowering.

Mouthfeel- It is very smooth and very drinkable.

Love this beer. It is the standard for all stouts,imports, Irish beers and any type of beer for that matter. This is a very good beer for upcoming events such as Saint Patricks Day!

Serving type: on-tap

02-27-2013 04:13:50 | More by RyanLaCount03
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VJBarGuy

Illinois

5/5  rDev +43.7%

11-14-2012 03:56:59 | More by VJBarGuy
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Dajaydee

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +43.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

In my opinion Guinness Draught is the most perfect beer out there. The hints of caramel and smooth taste and finish make this one of my all-time favorites. The fact that the nitro can Guinness tastes exactly the same as the Guinness you can get on tap, is a huge plus. There are not too many beers in which you can say that about. I am partial in rating this as Guinness is my favorite. I'm sure there are other beers out there, but Guinness is easy to find and always found in my fridge!

Serving type: nitro-can

05-08-2014 01:34:53 | More by Dajaydee
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NilocRellim

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +43.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I spent quite a bit of time in Ireland and have since became a Guinness-snob.... I will say this: The Guinness that you get in (most of) the rest of the world is not anywhere as good as it is in Ireland. Even in Ireland you can get a bad Guinness... I found that this was caused by a few things, but more often than not it was because of a bad/dirty tap or line from the keg to the tap; I have even sent a few back when I was in Ireland because of the taste.

My rating/review is for the Guinness that you get on-tap (nitro) in Ireland.:

The bartender holds the Guinness tulip glass at a 45 degree angle until the Guinness reaches 3/4 full. The Guinness then has to settle or "cook" until the nitrogen bubbles stop flowing down the glass. Once settled the bartender holds the glass under the tap at no angle and tips the tap back, allowing the Guinness to flow more slowly, creating a nice domed head. The Guinness then settles (cooks) a second time before it should be consumed. The whole process should take 119 seconds.

The proper Guinness should be incredible black, hardly letting any light through it at all. The head should be off-white, thick (as if able to hold a coin), creamy, with no large bubbles (called frog eyes). It should not have that strong of a smell to it, but the smell should be something creamy (yes, creamy), slightly spicy, and slightly roasted barley. The taste should be very smooth... VERY smooth. It should NOT be overly bitter, but there is some there. A lot of people just say that it taste like coffee and chocolate. While a Guinness should taste of these things, none should be dominant over the rest.

Guinness from the bottle or from the can are not nearly as good because they tend not to drink as smooth. Maybe it's the aging that is done or the characteristics of the can or bottle that it picks up, but you CANNOT get anything better than Guinness on tap in Ireland.

Serving type: nitro-tap

11-30-2012 01:34:22 | More by NilocRellim
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Kentucky

5/5  rDev +43.7%

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Greece

5/5  rDev +43.7%

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Colorado

5/5  rDev +43.7%

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dmbhaggis

New York

5/5  rDev +43.7%

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ksiazewski

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +43.7%

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Daddy_bone1

New York

5/5  rDev +43.7%

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ChickenBugg


5/5  rDev +43.7%

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Garrett82


5/5  rDev +43.7%

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Jordanbryan10

Delaware

5/5  rDev +43.7%

01-27-2012 02:05:22 | More by Jordanbryan10
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beerinabottle

Ireland

5/5  rDev +43.7%

07-11-2014 22:35:41 | More by beerinabottle
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Misterefe

Spain

5/5  rDev +43.7%

09-06-2013 18:54:38 | More by Misterefe
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dertyd

California

5/5  rDev +43.7%

01-21-2013 07:16:45 | More by dertyd
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andrewjdc

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +43.7%

07-01-2014 16:36:37 | More by andrewjdc
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Razr86

New York

5/5  rDev +43.7%

09-11-2012 02:40:43 | More by Razr86
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burnzgtm

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +43.7%

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wendymerissa

Florida

5/5  rDev +43.7%

03-18-2013 04:21:25 | More by wendymerissa
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EBeckett3

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +43.7%

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artacosta

Texas

5/5  rDev +43.7%

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GFish

Virginia

5/5  rDev +43.7%

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dvnb

New York

5/5  rDev +43.7%

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GrimmReaper

British Columbia (Canada)

5/5  rDev +43.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Just as good as in the can,nice dark brownish black color with creamy foamy tan head that holds well and nice lacing.Coffee,malts,licorice a touch of caramel and a mild smokey smell all blend together when you inhale thru the nose,great aroma.Taste is creamy coffee with a smokey licorice and malts comming at you with some hint of nuts,all going down smooth.Looks thick but actually got a thin feel to it,goes down rather lite to tell you the truth,great brew,even though the looks of this tar colored beer looks like a thick molases milkshake,it actually is very easy to drink and a few of these a day is quite easy to do,doctor recommended too,can you believe that.

Serving type: nitro-bottle

10-14-2007 22:36:57 | More by GrimmReaper
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Guinness Draught from Guinness Ltd.
79 out of 100 based on 5,220 ratings.